The decision came during the meeting of BJP legislators in Bengaluru following the resignation of BS Yediyurappa.
During the BJP's legislature party meeting, Bommai's name was proposed by BS Yediyurappa and seconded by Karjol Ashok Eshwarappa and all BJP MLAs.
BJP’s Karnataka in-charge Arun Singh and central observers Dharmendra Pradhan and Kishan Reddy monitored the selection process of the new CM.
Pradhan congratulated Basavaraj Bommai in a series of tweets and said he was elected unanimously by the BJP MLAs.
"Heartiest congratulations to Shri BS Bommai on being elected as the new chief minister of Karnataka. A unanimous choice, he was elected as the leader of the legislative party of Karnataka BJP in the presence of Shri BS Yediyurappa, Arun Singh and other senior party functionaries," he tweeted.
Heartiest congratulations to Shri @BSBommai on being elected as the new Chief Minister of Karnataka. A unanimous choice, he was elected as the leader of the legislative party of @BJP4Karnataka in the presence of Shri @BSYBJP, Shri @ArunSinghbjp & other senior party functionaries. pic.twitter.com/ecvjbJw3MX — Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) July 27, 2021
61-year-old Basavaraj Bommai, son of former Chief Minister SR Bommai, is three time MLA from Shegaon in Haveri district in North Karnataka. He was the Home Minister and Parliamentary Affairs Minister in the Yediyurappa Cabinet.
Basavaraj Bommai will be the 20th Chief Minister of the State.